Advisory Board Member:

Donna Ware

Executive Director of Planning and Design

BJC HealthCare

Healthcare Design Work

I have always been intrigued by how the built environment can shape human behavior. That coupled with an aptitude for organizing solutions, led me to a career in medical planning. I continue to be passionate about creating environments that can improve patient outcomes, enhance patient safety and enrich the overall patient and caregiver experience.


About Donna

Donna Ware is the Director of Planning & Design for BJC HealthCare. With more than 17 years of medical planning experience designing large-scale health care projects nationally and internationally, Donna joined BJC in 2008 to lead strategic campus planning and project programming and planning across all 12 of BJC’s hospitals. In 2011, Donna was assigned full time to the Program Management Office to lead the design team for the Washington University Medical Center Campus Renewal Project, a 10-year endeavor to renew BJC’s academic campus, including Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals.


Education & Credentials

Bachelor's from Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Master's in Architecture from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI
Registered Architect in the state of Missouri


Fun Fact

I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska.